The American media was surprised by Ohtani Shohei (Angels)’s big home run. Coincidentally, this is because Ohtani hit a home run with a distance of 136.6m at bat on the day news broke that he had personally asked the club to delay his starting pitching.메이저사이트
On the 14th (Korean time), Ohtani appeared as the designated hitter twice in the game against the Houston Astros in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA and recorded a large home run with a distance of 136.6m.
Ahead of this game, Ohtani asked the club to postpone his start once. Coach Phil Nevin explained in a briefing before the game, “Ohtani complained of arm fatigue. It’s not a pain or an injury. He only missed one start because of fatigue.” The club drew a line about the injury, but it was an issue that could not help but remain concerned.
Ohtani hit a home run even in this situation. MLB.com reported that “Ohtani hit his 41st home run despite arm fatigue.” MLB.com reported, “Ohtani was originally scheduled to start the game against the Texas Rangers on the 16th. He will return to play against the Cincinnati Reds on the 22nd or 23rd at Angel Stadium.” Ohtani said that he conveyed his wish to the club on the 13th to skip the starting rotation.
The home run came in the third at bat in the sixth inning. Ohtani singled out a cutter that came in high pitched against Parker Musinski. When the slider on the second pitch came in at a similar height, he didn’t miss it. Ohtani’s batted ball was 110.2 mph (about 177.
It was the 41st home run that hit 10 days to 9 games after the 40th home run against Seattle on August 4. In addition to this home run, Ohtani reached base once more with a walk, finishing the game with 1 hit in 3 at-bats (home run), 1 walk, 1 RBI, 1 run, and 1 strikeout. The Angels broke their two-game losing streak by winning 2-1.
Regarding Ohtani’s home run, manager Nevin said, “It was a great swing. (Arm fatigue) has nothing to do with hitting. It’s not an injury, it’s just fatigue.”
He also told reporters, “As I have told you many times, Ohtani knows his body better than anyone. everything,” he said.